A hefty $14.5 million capital works program promises significant upgrades to infrastructure and community facilities across the Mount Alexander Shire. This includes major renovations at sports and recreation reserves, breathing new life into the historic Wesleyan Church in Chewton, and replacing bridges over Myrtle and Fryers Creeks. Maldon's Bill Woodfull Recreation Reserve will soon boast brand new $1.2 million changing rooms, while Campbells Creek Recreation Reserve gets a boost with dedicated netball courts. Norwood Hill Playground and Recreation Reserve has been revitalised with outdoor gym equipment and a barbecue shelter.

A wave of exciting projects is transforming the Hepburn Shire. The brand-new $7 million Mechanics Trentham Community Hub offers residents a library, visitor information centre, council services, meeting rooms and a community hall. Outdoor enthusiasts can rejoice at the
revamped Creswick Trails and Hammon Park Trailheads, with a sprawling 60km network of purpose-built mountain bike trails. Additionally, $3 million is earmarked for the rejuvenation of the historic Wheelers Bridge in Lawrence, while Daylesford Town Hall will benefit from a $1 million investment in remediation works.

Also, detailed designs are in progress for upgrades to the pavilion at Glenlyon Recreation Reserve and for the Clunes Public Open Spaces Masterplans Project.

The Macedon Ranges region is also experiencing a development boom. The recently completed $1.2 million Barkly Square sports field reconstruction offers a revitalised space for athletes. At Gilbert Gordon Oval, two new netball courts are on the way, slated for completion in April 2025 with a budget of $1.3 million. A three-acre plot of land at Gisborne Fields is being transformed into a vibrant community park, featuring fresh landscaping, a playground and dedicated barbecue areas with tables. The focus on community wellbeing continues with Lancefield’s new $3 million kindergarten and Maternal and Child Health Centre promising to provide exceptional care and education for young children and their families. The jewel in the crown, the multi-million-dollar Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct, is well on track for completion by early 2025. The shire also has plans to upgrade the Kyneton Town Hall and Woodend Community Centre and develop a shared cycling and walking trail from Daylesford to Hanging Rock Trail.